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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0009961889
File Number:
0000035202
Submit Date:
05/31/2018
Call Sign:
WGMB-TV
Facility ID:
12520
City:
BATON ROUGE
State:
LA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report Amendment
Status:
Received
Status Date:
05/31/2018
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2017

General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? Yes

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

NEXSTAR BROADCASTING, INC.

Elizabeth Ryder

545 E. JOHN CARPENTER FREEWAY

SUITE 700

IRVING, TX 75062

United States

+1 (972) 373-8800

eryder@nexstar.tv

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Elizabeth Ryder

General Counsel

Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

Elizabeth Ryder

545 E John Carpenter Freeway

Suite 700

Irving, TX 75062

United States

+1 (972) 373-8800

eryder@nexstar.tv

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network Fox
Nielsen DMA Baton Rouge
Web Home Page Address www.brproud.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.19
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 0.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 4.31
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(14)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 14) Response
Program Title Pets.Tv
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11a-11:30a (7/1-9/9)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. PETS.TV is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything Pets. The upbeat contemporary presentation relates pets to their lives and interests. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets. Each segment of PETS.TV delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Pets TV
List date and time rescheduled 08/20/2017 10:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2017-08-19
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (2 of 14) Response
Program Title Unlikely Animal Friends (D2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:30-12n
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Produced for family viewing, Unlikely Animal Friends teaches audiences to never doubt the power of friendship. It will give viewers a first-hand look at how a dolphin and a Labrador Retriever came to inseparable pals, or find out how a sheep and a pair of rhinos are now best friends.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 14) Response
Program Title Outback Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 9:30-10a (9/17-9/24)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 2
Total times aired 2
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Nature and wildlife expert Tim Faulkner hosts this series that showcases the beauty of the natural world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 14) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:30a-9a & 11a-11:30a (9/16-9/30)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
Total times aired 6
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Jeff Corwin explores the underwater world and talks about the importance of conservation.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 14) Response
Program Title Xploration Earth: 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 9:30-10a (7/2-9/10)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Xploration Earth 2050 is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience' interest in the field of STEM education. What will the world look like in 2050? Where will advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics lead us? Xploration Earth 2050 strives to answer these questions and more with scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers. This half hour weekly series, produced primarily for the 13-16 year old target audience will appeal to the whole family. Viewers will be taken on an educational adventure as the show tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 14) Response
Program Title Brain Games: Family Edition
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7a-7:30a (7/1-9/9)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Brain Games: Family Edition is a weekly half-hour series that explores the fascinating components of the human brain and how they shape our perceptions and everyday lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 14) Response
Program Title Calling Dr. Pol (D2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00am-7:30am, 7:30am-8am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
Total times aired 28
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Calling Dr. Pol is a weekly half-hour series that explores the fascinating occupation of veterinary medicine. Designed to educate and inform viewers aged 13-16 and the entire family this inspiring series invites viewers to share in the experiences of Dr. Pol. An enthusiastic and naturally-inclined and well-rounded scholar, Dr. Pol has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 35 years. Caring for more than 19,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol, his family and veterinary staff also care for animals of all shapes and sizes. Each week audiences will have a chance to understand the challenges and rewards of this fulfilling profession and learn that the work doesn't end at the clinic; Dr. Pol often takes his talents to the road by helping sick or injured animals on neighboring farms and ranches. With the added benefit of Dr. Pol's expert analysis and on-screen factoids, viewers will have the opportunity to learn about the biology and behavior of various domesticated animals and livestock. Unstoppable and unflappable, this Doc is a legend in the community and provides an entertaining view of the veterinary profession.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 14) Response
Program Title Save to Win (D2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11-11:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. It is the shopping game show that makes saving money more fun than ever. It is hosted by Celebrity Chef Pat Neely.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 14) Response
Program Title Hatched
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8-8:30a (9/16-9/30)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
Total times aired 3
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aspiring young American entrepreneurs -- some of them still in their teens -- get the rare opportunity to pitch their original inventions to experienced investors who have the know-how to turn a promising idea into a successful undertaking.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 14) Response
Program Title Dogtown, USA
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30a-8a (7/1-9/9)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. DogTown, USA is a story of the men and women who devote their lives to the healing and happiness of dogs - from every corner of the nation. Built on 33,000 acres of pristine land in Utah, DogTown, USA is the nation's preeminent facility dedicated to finding safe homes for abandoned dogs. Each week, DogTown, USA's highly skilled staff and internationally renowned experts first create a safe sanctuary for dogs from around the world. Then, "DogTown, USA's" medical professionals provide unique personal care to each dog, beginning the detailed process of rehabilitation in preparation for uniting each dog with a loving new family and home. DogTown, USA is produced for ages 13-16 and will inspire young people to pursue their dreams while valuing the importance of dedicating oneself to the greater good of community and family. The series demonstrates the powerful interaction between humans and animals with a focus on our canine companions. DogTown, USA educates and informs the audience about canine training techniques and creating healthy environments for dogs. DogTown, USA's trained experts teach teen viewers how to be a responsible pet owner and maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle for both family and pet. Viewers will get to know - and care - about these dogs and the heroes who do whatever it takes to give them a second chance.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 14) Response
Program Title Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (D2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8-8:30a, 8:30a-9a, 9a-9:30a, 9:30a-10a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 56
Total times aired 56
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In DOG WHISPERER WITH CESAR MILLAN: FAMILY EDITION, renowned dog behaviorist Cesar Millan travesl far and wide to help pups and their families. Milan rehabilitates dogs and trains familes to achieve a balance and natural relationship between people and their pets, and goes directly into the homes of dog owners to document the remarkable transformations that occur.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 14) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:30a-9a (7/1-9/9)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Career Day is a television program that introduces young adults to career exploration and awareness. Students often do not know what they want to do and are unsure of potential interests they may have that could be a career. Career Day provides an avenue to view experts in their respective fields as they discuss their work, the education/training to prepare for the job, and experiences that led them to choose their career. To encourage students to make informed decisions, young adults must be introduced to career awareness, such as the concept that success in most careers requires education and training. As the National Alliance of Business recommended in its 1999 publication Preparing Young People for Tomorrow. Middle school is an ideal age at which to expose students to the challenging world of work. The programs motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to investigate career opportunities.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 14) Response
Program Title Calling Dr Pol
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7a-7:30a; 7:30-8a (9/16-9/30)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
Total times aired 6
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The daily life of a 'Country Vet.' Dr. Pol, originally from Holland, has been a vet in Michigan for over 30 years and treats farm animals and family pets.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 14) Response
Program Title Young Icons
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8a-8:30a (7/1-9/9)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Young Icons is the newest offering from Entertainment Studios that falls under the Educational and Informational for children age 13 to 16 FCC classification. The Young Icons, a weekly half hour shot in high definition, features stories about world class athletes, accomplished artists, scholars, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs all under the age of 18. Examples of the kinds of stories the Young Icons will tell include that of Patrick Pedraja, a fourteen year old actor and philanthropist who traveled America by RV, raising awareness for cancer by signing donors up for the National Marrow Registry, track phenomenon, Turquoise Thompson, who sprinted her way into the record books and earned herself a full ride to UCLA, Kimberly Anyadike, who became the youngest pilot to fly across the country, and sisters Marni and Nerni Barta, who created Kidflicks, a non profit organization that donates new and used DVDs to childrens hospitals all across America. This program airs on our primary digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Tracy Granier
Address 10000 Perkins Rd
City Baton Rouge
State LA
Zip 70810
Telephone Number (225) 768-9144
Email Address tgranier@brproud.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3.

Other Matters (6)

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Other Matters (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Brain Games: Family Edition
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00am-7:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Brain Games: Family Edition is a weekly half-hour series that explores the fascinating components of the human brain and how they shape our perceptions and everyday lives.
Other Matters (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Outdoorsman with Buck McNeely
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:30am-9:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Outdoorsman International launched in 1995 and has evolved into the nation's largest syndicated adventure series. The series format includes an (E/I) educational blend of world class adventures in domestic and international locations. Environmental and conservation issues, teaching kids and people of all ages about wildlife, hunting fishing, ethics and respect for natures and a celebration of the sporting lifestyle are important aspects of the format.
Other Matters (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Pets.TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:00am-11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Pets.TV celebrates the pets we love and the people who love them. Pet News, Pet Care, Pet Health and Pet Lifestyles brought to you from the enthusiastic and caring eyes of children. Pets.TV is dedicated to bringing the public news, information, entertainment and a point of view that promotes the health and welfare of companion animals. At Pets.TV.com we believe pets are a precious gift and that: The solution to the problem of homeless pets is to have mandatory low cost spay /neuter programs. Every county and/or city should have a shelter that meets humane standards, promotes adoption and requires spay/neuter before adoption. We have a duty to work to improve the living conditions of mistreated companion animals and to raise public awareness about them. Public officials have an obligation to pursue policy initiatives and legislation that protect the health and welfare of companion animals. We strongly believe that most pet owners consider their pets to be an absolute part of their family and PetsTV.com will endeavor to reflect the joy, love and benefits they provide.
Other Matters (4 of 6) Response
Program Title The Young Icons
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:00am-8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Young Icons is the newest offering from Entertainment Studios that falls under Educational and Informational for children age 13 to l6 FCC classification. The Young Icons, a weekly half hour shot in high definition, features stories about world class athletes, accomplished artists, scholars, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs all under the age of 18. Examples of the kinds of stories the Young Icons will te11 include that of Patrick Pedraja, a fourteen year old actor and philanthropist who traveled America by RV, ralsing awareness for cancer by signing donors up for the National Marrow Registry, track phenomenon, Turquoise Thompson, who sprinted her way into the record books and earned herself a fuIl ride to UCLA, Kimberly Anyadike, who became-the youngest pilot to fly across the country, and sisters Marni and Nerni Barta. who created Kidflicks, a non profit organization that donates new and used DvDs to childrens hospitals all across America.
Other Matters (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Xploration Earth 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays at 9:30-10 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. What will the world look like in 2050? Where will advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics lead us? Xploration Earth 2050 strives to answer these questions and more with scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers. This half hour weekly series, produced primarily for the 13-16 year old target audience will appeal to the whole family. Viewers will be taken on an educational adventure as the show tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment.
Other Matters (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30am-8:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Weekly half-hour television series shot entirely in HD, "Career Day" is the newest offering from Entertainment Studios that falls under the "Educational and Informational (E/I) for children age 13-16" FCC classification. "Career Day" offers children the opportunity to follow adults and learn about career fields that may enchant and inspire them.

Certification

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Question Response

The undersigned certifies that he or she is (a) the party filing the Children's Television Programming, or an officer, director, member, partner, trustee, authorized employee, or other individual or duly elected or appointed official who is authorized to sign on behalf of the party filing the Children's Television Programming; or (b) an attorney qualified to practice before the Commission under 47 C.F.R. Section 1.23(a), who is authorized to represent the party filing the Children's Television Programming, and who further certifies that he or she has read the document; that to the best of his or her knowledge, information,and belief there is good ground to support it; and that it is not interposed for delay.

FAILURE TO SIGN THIS APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY FEES PAID

Upon grant of this application, the Authorization Holder may be subject to certain construction or coverage requirements. Failure to meet the construction or coverage requirements will result in automatic cancellation of the Authorization. Consult appropriate FCC regulations to determine the construction or coverage requirements that apply to the type of Authorization requested in this application.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM OR ANY ATTACHMENTS ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. Code, Title 18, §1001) AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION AUTHORIZATION (U.S. Code, Title 47, §312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. Code, Title 47, §503).

I certify that this application includes all required and relevant attachments. Yes
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Tracy Granier

Office Manager


05/31/2018

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